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Waves visit BYU Cougars in college basketball clash

Pepperdine WavesBYU Cougars
Feb 11, 6:00 PM | Marriott Center

Pepperdine Waves vs BYU Cougars Odds


BYU will look to improve on its 20-6 record on Saturday when they host Pepperdine in NCAAB odds action at Marriott Center.

The Cougars bring a 20-6 record (12-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-16 Waves, who are 9-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed BYU go 9-13 so far and the Waves go 9-12.

View Pepperdine vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cougars installed as 19.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Cougars and the No. 207-rated Waves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-62 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Waves is ranked No. 129 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with BYU’s No. 19 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, BYU is the No. 113-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 281 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

Pepperdine lost its last outing, a 70-57 result against San Diego on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Pepperdine suffered a 70-57 loss against San Diego on Thursday, getting 17 points from Corbin Moore in a losing effort at Firestone Fieldhouse.

In their last action, BYU was a 79-60 winner on the road against Portland. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. BYU got 18 points from Brandon Davies en route to a 79-60 victory over Portland on Saturday at Chiles Center.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 0-2
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 4-1
After playing Portland are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Waves at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pepperdine's last 9 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pepperdine
BYU is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of BYU's last 11 games

Next up:
Pepperdine at Seattle, Thursday, February 16
BYU at San Francisco, Thursday, February 16